January 19, 2017 Subject:
One Hell of a Debut
Don't let the brief runtime of this album give you the impression that it's a quaint, small-scale collection. The emotional crests and troughs in each song and throughout the whole album make for an incredibly rich and eclectic journey, seamlessly traveling from heavy dance numbers to subtly surreal soundscapes harkening back to that old Krautrock feel of Can, particularly the title track "Lip Rails", to affirmative, emotive easy listening sweeps. There are some textures that remind me of electronic dance sculptures of Clark's "Body Riddle", but do not let that comparison fool you. this album is singular and idiosyncratic, and while it carries the general spirit of a Sirona Records release, it is like nothing else in the Catalog. I am eager to see more work from this amibitious new composer, and am pleased to call him a friend.